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Curriculum

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中学生利用他们天生的好奇心和我们的膨胀, beautiful campus and its resources to extend their learning beyond the classroom—in clubs, athletic activities, rehearsals, art studios, 建立彼此之间以及与老师之间的关系. 

我们的课程注重以创造力为中心的智力发展, critical thought, 通过接受风险和挑战来实现个人成长. 课程被刻意设计成引出问题而不是提供答案, and students are encouraged to connect their classroom learning to events in the world beyond our campus. Find out 中学院长如何帮助家庭选择课程.

了解更多十大网堵平台保利的详细信息 Middle School curriculum by grade and sequence, please see our curriculum guide.

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In every discipline, we set standards of academic excellence aimed at fostering habits of mind that will serve our students throughout their lives. 我们的期望是让学生学会阅读, write, analyze, and quantify with purpose, focus, and clarity. The Poly Prep Middle School curriculum sequence is expressly designed to enable our students to be agents of positive change in whatever fields and contexts they choose.

Middle School Curriculum Overview
  • Computer Science

    In our Computer and Information Science 课程和最先进的创客空间, students apply their creativity, problem-solving skills, 以及探索新语言的交流工具, engineer and design 3-D solutions, 培养对互联网和社交媒体的多层次理解, 使用动手技术,如机器人和微控制器, 探索不断扩大的人工智能领域.

    The language of computers is one of Poly’s fastest growing and most exciting fields of inquiry, 我们精通数字技术的学生是它的天然对话者. Poly’s Middle School Computer and Information Science curriculum prepares students to leverage technological tools to promote efficiency and productivity in their studies, 作为一种加强与同行合作的手段. Students in Computer and Information Science are always introduced to technology and innovations in ways that interrogate and demand an understanding of both beneficial and unintended consequences that can result from bias. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism work is prioritized in our Computer and Information Science courses, both in content and representation.  As students progress, 向他们介绍了设计思维方法, 并鼓励他们找出现实世界的问题并制定可靠的解决方案.

  • English

    Madeleine L’Engle wrote that, “你必须写出你想写的书. 如果这本书对成年人来说太难了,那么你就为孩子们写.” In that spirit, Poly’s Middle School English curriculum challenges as it nurtures, 为跨一系列学科的写作灌输重要的基础. 学生探索各种写作模式, 以越来越复杂的形式从表达转向分析. In addition to understanding how to transform artful sentences into well-developed essays, 中学生阅读广泛的文学作品, from inspiring classics like Romeo and Juliet and The Giver 牙买加·金凯德等当代作家的作品, 当我们准备让他们写想要写的书时.

  • History

    At the core of the History 系的使命是相信历史的研究有潜力, in the words of historian Carl Degler, “扩展了我们对人类意义的概念和理解.” The study of history is integral to Poly’s mission of preparing students to be global citizens, and our history curriculum is designed to help students become comfortable navigating, both in the past and in the present, 熟悉和陌生之间的紧张关系. To this end, 学生们对自己国家的历史有了深入的了解, global history, and area-specific histories. We also empower students to seek an understanding of their world that goes beyond their present moment, and to develop the empathy and humility that are integral to the thoughtful exercise of global citizenship.

  • Mathematics

    Our Mathematics 课程鼓励学生成为具有逻辑性和想象力的思考者. 我们帮助学生识别模式和结构, 探索解决问题的多种途径, 培养和运用批判性思维和抽象推理能力, 并组织和解释他们的推理, both orally and in writing. As we model real-world situations and promote both deductive and inductive reasoning, our students develop the intellectual tools and confidence to persevere through complex and challenging non-routine problems, and enjoy the challenge of attempting to find the unknown and delight in its discovery.

  • Science

    Our Science Department recognizes that, now more than ever before, 自然界需要创新的解决方案来解决最棘手的环境问题, medical, 人类面临的资源困境. Our students therefore engage in experiments and analysis of observable data that challenge them to understand how science shapes all phenomena, 从防晒霜的制造到对流行病的认识.

    中学课程整合了生命科学的学科, physical science, and earth/space science. In those courses, students use science and engineering practices to make sense of phenomena and design solutions to problems, 让他们成为未来的工程师, physicians, researchers, space explorers, and scientifically literate citizens.  The Middle School science curriculum is built to be iterative in nature and use skills and concepts gained from the prior year as building blocks to dig more deeply and examine earth systems from new perspectives across both space and time. This integrative approach connects key concepts across scales from the atomic to the ecosystem to help students understand the interconnectedness of both abiotic and biotic systems. 通过跨尺度和时间的整合, 学生继续建立关键能力,如假设发展, data collection, 和科学推理,为进入高中做准备.

  • World Languages/Classics

    Our language courses immerse students in French, Spanish, Mandarin, and/or Latin as a means of nurturing their curiosity about peoples and cultures far beyond our halls, 培养超越我们自身背景和时代的理解. 现代语言课程非常重视口语, sharing, and celebrating the target language, not least as a means of promoting students’ cultural competence and personal courage.

    Classics 课程促进对口语和书面语的更深层次的理解, 使我们的学生更丰富地使用自己的语言, more sophisticated, and more impactful ways. Local excursions to restaurants, exhibits, and New York City neighborhoods encourage students to become intrepid and considerate citizens of the world.

  • Learning Support and Enrichment

    At Poly, we celebrate the wide diversity of learning styles and are dedicated to meeting each child’s learning needs. 我们的学习专家帮助所有学生满足我们课程的要求, 以及成为有弹性的熟练的自我倡导者, meta-cognitive, and strategic learners.

    我们的学习专家不仅与学生密切合作, deans, classroom teachers, and school counselors, but also oversee the Learning Center, a space for students to practice their skills and utilize a range of academic supports. We support teachers in meeting all students’ needs and enriching their learning experiences in the classroom.

  • Performing Arts

    Dance, drama, and music play a central role in the experience of all Poly Middle School students. Our performing arts curriculum is an exciting combination of in-school courses and extracurricular activities, all of which build skills and encourage students to pursue their artistic interests. In grades 5 and 6, students study creative movement, drama, and vocal and instrumental music, 所有这些都是他们课程的必修课. In grades 7 and 8, 学生们开始从各种表演艺术选修课中进行选择, allowing them to continue their exploration and further develop their performance skills. 与专业艺术团体合作,拓展学生的视野, and opportunities on the stage or behind the scenes enable all students to participate in our vibrant program.

  • Visual Arts

    无论他们是初学者还是新兴艺术家, 学生探索一系列与他们的兴趣和技能相匹配的视觉艺术. In our visual arts studios, art is not only hands-on and challenging, it’s also inspiring and community building.  学生在传统实践和材料方面打下坚实的基础, 同时被鼓励发展自己的眼光和方法. 他们勇于尝试,敢于冒险,勇于解决问题. 他们仔细观察,提出问题,看到不同的观点,并建立联系. Through our Arts Partnerships, they meet inspiring professional artists (and arts professionals through our collaborations with cultural institutions) from whom they tap invaluable creative energy to explore and hone their own crafts. They become artists.

  • Health and Well-being

    中学是一个剧烈锻炼身体的时期, 学生从童年进入青春期的情感和社会转变. Poly’s health and well-being curriculum uses an evidence based, expert informed and developmentally appropriate curriculum to support students in exploring health issues that are newly relevant to their lives. 中学健康考性阳性, inclusive approach to health education that centers the health needs of people with marginalized and intersectional identities and uses harm reduction strategies to promote healthy behaviors. 健康和福祉主题包括性和性教育, consent and healthy relationships, digial citizenship, substance use, nutrition, physical activity, sleep, and violence and injury prevention. Through hands-on activities, discussions and projects students explore how to live a way that promotes their own individual health and that of their communities. 健康与幸福课程每周期上一次课,不计分.

  • Physical Education

    Poly Prep强调体育锻炼作为终身目标的重要性. In our physical education curriculum, we build a foundation for ensuring a healthy lifestyle through movement. In grades 5 and 6, we focus on developing a competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns. 在七年级和八年级,运动员的发展成为我们的主要目标. 学生可以在每个季节(秋季)选择一项运动, winter, 春季)为高中的运动经历做准备.

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